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Light, Bright & Chillable

The warmer weather is definitely now upon us with Summer finally kicking into gear! With higher temperatures and many of our social activities outdoors, a commonly asked question in cellar door is what wines do we recommend in this warm weather. 

The obvious choice is to reach for our Florentine Chenin Blanc, Elenore Semillon, Lorraine Semscato or Rosina Rosé but for outright refreshment and if you are feeling a little adventurous try making our beautiful Summer Sunset Cocktail.

Chilled reds have a become a common wine choice for many and our Parallax Grenache is the perfect partner for foods with a bit of char while other chillable and food friendly candidates include the Fordson Zinfandel and Zeitgeist Shiraz. All three wines are stunning fruit driven styles that are perfect straight from the fridge or esky!


2023 Florentine Chenin Blanc
Style – Fruit driven, crisp dry white.
Aroma –  Lifted lime zest, white peach, gooseberry, quince, pear.  Fresh, inviting.
Palate – Bright fruit.  Lemon curd, melon, grapefruit pith texture.  Minerality splice, clean, juicy.  Lengthy finish, crunchy fruits. Drink now – 10+ years.
Food Pairing – Seafood! Oysters. Scallops. Yabbies. Prawns. Fish. Crab.

2022 Elenore Semillon
Style – Traditional, medium bodied, complex, lightly oaked Semillon.
Aroma – Vivid, inviting.  Fresh hay, white peach, lime, roasted nuts, flint, garden earth.
Palate – Mid-weight, fresh juicy citrus, grapefruit.  Slate, yeasty bread, marzipan.  Light phenolics, textural dimension, creaminess, intriguing, beguiling.  Long finish, bright acidity, perfect balance. Drink now or Cellar up to 10 years.
Food Pairing – Barramundi. Pork. Mushroom. Hard Cheeses.

2023 Lorraine Semscato
Style – Light and spritzy, fruit-driven, semi-sweet Semillon made in a Moscato style.
Aroma: Enticing, sweet tropical fruits, passionfruit, toffee apple, lemon sorbet, fresh flower perfume, apricot.    
Palate: Lively juicy fruit, luminous, light-bodied, fresh. Natural residual grape sweetness, inherent fine citrus acidity. Natural spritz, zing. Extremely drinkable, delicious. Drink now.
Food Pairing – Salads. Curry. Asian. Soft Cheese. 

2023 Rosina Rose
Style: Super drinkable, off dry Rose with a hint of grape sweetness.
Aroma: Fresh. Flower perfume, musk, strawberry, mixed candy.
Palate: Bright, juicy.  Crunchy, crisp, super refreshing.  Clean fruit, watermelon, red berries, citrus edge.  Natural acidity, slight residual grape sweetness.  Radiant, perfect equity elegance, flavour.  Long finish. Enjoy now.
Food Pairing: Seafood. Chicken. Pork. Duck.


2023 Parallax Grenache
Style: Light bodied, crunchy and juicy, unoaked Grenache
Aroma: Bright, fresh. Super-inviting. Flower garden, crushed raspberry, white pepper spice, strawberry, red liquorice, thyme.
Palate: Lively, light, bright. Superbly juicy, crunchy fresh red fruits. Cherry, strawberry, herb. Naturally chalky tannins. Stalky edge. Deep, interesting flavour. Compelling, long finish. Drink now – 5 years.
Food Pairing: Pork Ribs. Dark Fish. BBQ

2022 Fordson Zinfandel
:  Medium bodied and fruit forward red with a signature spicy finish
Aroma: Explodes aromatically. Engaging. Deep rose florals, red liquorice, cinnamon spice, blackberry jam, sweet herbs.
Palate: Juicy medium bodied.  Plush, round.  Pristine red and black fruit. Natural mild tannins. Sings Zinfandel. Lengthy finish. Full-flavoured, easy-drinking. Drink now to 5 years.
Food Pairing: Pizza. Pasta. Grilled Meats.

2023 Zeitgeist Shiraz
: Unoaked, naturally primal, fruit driven Shiraz
Aroma: Vivid.  Fresh ripe grapes, plum jam, VP, clove spice, raisins, violets, liquorice. Bright, primal, intense dark fruits.
Palate: Black, blue fruits; blackcurrant, plum blueberry. Richly flavoured, full-bodied. Pepper, spice.  Lightly grippy tannins, pleasant structure, long dry finish. Radiant purity. Drink now – 2 Years.
Food Pairing: Veal. Pizza. BBQ meats. Grilled Vegetables

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